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West Virginia Penitentiary, Moundsville

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  • This was my first time visiting the Penitentiary. I am looking to schedule a private overnight investigation and wanted to get some history and a basic knowledge of the building beforehand. Chuck was ...  more »
  • Had a really good time.. The tour guides were excellent explaining what had happened in the prison and told us where the hot spots are for paranormal investigations I'd go back again in a heart beat, ...  more »
  • Always a good time! Met new people and had a good experience! Would definitely recommend carrying cash if you plan on making purchases at the prison as well as packing snacks!  more »
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  • Loved the history. Our guide was a former guard at the prison and was amazing. Very neat to learn what was there in the prison and how it changed throughout its history up until it closed.
  • Ok. So here's the thing. DONT TAKE KIDS YOUNGER THAN 13 ON THIS TOUR! I love this place so much and want to do a night investigation. Our guide was a preacher who gave out some gruesome information on the past. He also has stories from a lot of the guys who were guards and inmates there. And if you go for the paranormal. Go at night but even during the day you see stuff. I saw what appeared to be an inmate running up stairs and when I looked at his face he ducked and vanished. But again this tour is gruesome and full of gore but good. The only thing I wished is that I could have gone into the sugar shack and infirmary. But that is only on Monday.
  • Tour was informative but kind of a let down.....only tour bottom floor and no access to others. Price is a little high for quality of tour but we still had fun.
  • A must see! Wonderful guides and experiences! Also offers great items in the gift shop.
  • awesome trip.. overnight ghost hunt on opening night we had a blast!! very creepy and I promise u won't leave in the morning without plenty of stories of ur own..lol.